“Burnside Bridge Revisited.”
Antietam National Battlefield,
The battle of Antietam took place on September 17th 1862,
it was the first major battle of the American Civil War to take place on Union Soil. Combined casualties including wounded and missing totaled 22,717. It remains the bloodiest single-day of battle in American history.
This image is a 2012 recreation of a photograph taken by Alexander Gardner 150 years earlier following the battle.
The bridge became a legendary strategic point during the fighting, when 450 Georgians prevented 14,000 Union attackers from crossing the bridge over Antietam Creek for several hours.